Goole woman fined £300 after two sofas and typewriter dumped in street

Wed, 08 May 2019

A woman from Goole has been fined £300 after rubbish including two sofas and a typewriter was found dumped in a town street.

The items, which also included a hosepipe and general household waste, were found left at the rear of Beverley Street in Goole on 2 April this year.

The rubbish was discovered as part of an on-going campaign by streetscene enforcement officers at East Riding of Yorkshire Council to tackle fly-tipping blighting Goole’s back alleys.

An officer investigating the waste found evidence relating to a Goole address.

When interviewed, the Goole woman admitted leaving some of the rubbish behind Beverley Street, but said other people not known to her had added to the pile with other items.

She did return to clear some of the waste but not all of it.

The woman admitted an offence of fly-tipping and was issued with a £400 fixed penalty notice from East Riding of Yorkshire Council. This was reduced to £300 for early payment.

As part of its campaign to tackle fly-tipping in Goole, enforcement officers have knocked on the doors of more than 1,000 homes and sent more than 1,000 letters since October 2017 to help encourage and educate residents to dispose of their rubbish properly and legally.

Residents are urged to place their rubbish in their household bins or take it to their local household waste recycling site.

Paul Tripp, head of streetscene services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “Residents in Goole have been really supportive of our campaign because they want to keep the town tidy.

“But we still find mattresses, furniture, toys and other household waste being left in some of the back alleys.

“Our enforcement officers will continue to work in these areas and we will take action where necessary.”

Fly-tipping information:

  • Residents can report any fly-tipping or suspicious activity to the council on 01482 393939, or online at eastriding.gov.uk/fly-tipping
  • People are asked not to touch any fly-tipped waste or approach anyone they see fly-tipping.
  • To find your nearest household waste recycling site visit the council’s website eastriding.gov.uk and search for ‘recycling’.
  • The council provides a service offering to take away bulky waste, which costs £31 for up to five items, and can be booked through the website. Just search for ‘bulky waste collections’.
  • For guidance on how to check if a person is a licensed registered waste carrier visit the council’s website eastriding.gov.uk/fly-tipping